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AA Bench by Vaarnii

DESIGNER:

Vaarnii

PHOTO:

Jussi Puikkonen

YEAR:

2021

PRODUCTION:

Finland

LINKS:

Vaarnii, @vaarnii_finland, Jussi Puikkonen, @jussipuikkonen

A whole pine log runs through the centre of the AA Bench, sandwiched between a seat and an inverted V form. The bench is a blunt and honest presentation of its raw material: pine sections are unpretentiously stacked as though in a timber yard. And yet joining together these hefty elements requires substantial carpentry skill. Exploring material connections is a preoccupation in Kwangho Lee’s work. Here, he has turned that attention into a design that is both brutal and direct, yet delicate and reserved too.

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